Lyrics: First verse An actorman, on a one night stand met a girl who sent each day a note or two, And ev'ry note this nice gat wrote would read, I'd leave my happy home for you,"" Now this actor needed money, So he wrote to her, ""dear honey, Would you leave you happy home for me"" he said, If you would please send me ten, Till you hear from me again, When he got an answer this is what he read. Well! Chorus I ain't got no happy home to leave Oh babe don't grieve, I met an actorman last Thursday eve', would you believe, I joined his show I blew my dough, and sold my happy home, Now I ain't got no happy home to leave Oh! babe don't grieve. leave Oh! babe dont grieve. Second verse This man felt sad and he got real mad so he wrote the girl and asked her what she meant, He said, now hon I've got no mon' Don't leave me stranded here without a cent, The next day he got a letter, Though it wasn't any better, She enclosed a bill which he said was a two, And she added ""Henry dear Make this last you till next year, For you know, I’d leave my happy home for you.” But!
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